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Heiresses of Russ 2011: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction

by JoSelle Vanderhooft & Steve Berman (eds)

Welcome to a new annual anthology created in honor of the late Joanna Russ, American writer, academic, and feminist whose work shone brightly in the male-dominated field of speculative fiction of the latter part of the twentieth century.

Heiresses of Russ offers readers in one volume the best lesbian-themed tales of the fantastical and otherworldly published during the prior year. Editors JoSelle Vanderhooft and Steve Berman read countless books, periodicals, and webzines to collect a range of tales—from new voices as well as award-winning authors—that celebrate the spirit of Russ’s fiction: stories of sorceresses and spectral women, lost daughters and sisters of myth. The transformative power of the written word becomes magic and tests the boundaries of gender, identity, and a woman’s dreams.

Stories by Georgina Bruce, Jewelle Gomez, Michelle Labb, Steve Berman, Rachel Swirsky, Ellen Kushner, Zen Cho, Csilla Kleinheincz, Catherine Lundoff, Nora Olsen, N. K. Jemisin

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Genre Speculative, Anthology
Length 286 pages
Publication Date December 1, 2011
Publisher Lethe Press
ISBN 9781590214008e
Editor JoSelle Vanderhooft & Steve Berman
Cover Designer Alex Jeffers

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